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This is more a labor law question but Employment Law was the closest category I could find. I am currently represented by an IAM, machinists union, at work. They also represent two local lodges at our employer's other sites out of State. We have always negotiated our contracts independently of each local with the company so each site had their own collective bargaining agreement. This past contract we were all merged into a single contract and negotiated as one collective bargaining unit. My question is, there is ample interest at our local in going back to independent contract negotiations. Is this possible and how do we proceed?

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I was falsely accused by a co worker, she told HR that I

I was falsely accused by a co worker, she told HR that I said my boss was having an affair, which I never said. I was demoted and believe I have been unfairly accused, what can I do.Just a little about the incident: I work as a kindergarten aid at a private Catholic school. The Priest Father Jerry Regan is over the school, Joe is the principal and Ann Marie is the athletic director. Joe and Ann Marie are the two I supposedly said were having an affair. Father Jerry ask me to meet him in the church office with HR and told me someone had said that I said Joe and Ann Maire were having an affair. I told them I have never said anything like that. Father Jerry waited three weeks to tell Joe and Ann Marie were disciplined and I was to report to mothers day out about half the pay.

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I have a employment attorney question regarding wrongful

I have a employment attorney question regarding wrongful termination, retaliation, and defamation of characterJA: Because laws vary from place to place, can you tell me what state you're in?Customer: I was let go and they said I wasn't a team player after 4.5 years of working with no warnings or ever being written up. A small group in my team formed a clique that takes walks with the boss and goes out to lunch and drinks for 1-2 hours some days while treating the others not in their little group as outcasts. I have taught and trained all other programmers that got hired after me and wrote documents that show step by step how to do our more difficult tasks. It was done to help us and any future programmers and sharing the knowledge. They are trying to get me to sign a severance agreement and release by Monday and offering 6 weeks pay if I waive my rights to any claim or action.JA: Has anything been filed or reported?Customer: Maryland and no I'm reaching out to find out what I can do if anything.JA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: I think that's it

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Can I record conversations between myself and a co-worker?

Can I record conversations between myself and a co-worker? Our workplace is located in DC (one-party consent), but my co-worker is from Maryland (two-party consent) and I am from Virginia (also one-party consent). Would this still under DC jurisdiction and the one-party consent law?

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A similar NY based consultancy is threatening me not to join

a similar NY based consultancy is threatening me not to join the client who is based out in WA. I have been working in WA for this client via middle vendor.. Is Non-compete agreements valid in WA ?Truth is i brought the client & the middle vendor as well & the project contract terminated after 2 years & hence i decided to join the client..

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I have worked as a Family Nurse Practitioner for 23 years at

I have worked as a Family Nurse Practitioner for 23 years at a Community Health Center. I officially "retired" at age 66 and immediately starting working PT there, accruing ETO and partial Holiday Pay.I have a Masters degree but I am not Board Certified.Last Thursday he HR Director called me and informed me that unless I am Board Certified I could not work as it my services could not be billed. We are a Federal health care center. I was scheduled for the following day and was told I could work that or not, I chose not to and did receive pay for that day although I have notcashed the check or signed their paperwork.Here's my question:When was the Clinic advised of this regulationWhy wasn't I told in advance so I could start studying or plan my budget correctlyWhy has the other PT NP still working there despite not having finished his Masters and not being Board Certified?I have worked an average of 40-60 hours amount consistently since I retired from FT.We receive notices from Credentialing Dept when our licenses are getting within 3 months of expiring ( I recently did) and they notified meWe have had many personnel changes in the HR dept and a new Credentialling personI was the oldest employee there. Almost 68.No other reason was given .Does this sound right?

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I was a project manager/salesman for a local GC from

I was a project manager/salesman for a local GC from January-September 9. I sold/got signed contracts and took deposits for jobs to be completed, from 8 customers. The GC I sold for, took all of that money and more from his various businesses here in Columbus and is now MIA with the FBI investigating his disappearance. Through all of this, I have discovered that his wife actually owned his businesses. She has a legal team representing her. She doesn't want me to call my customers and has done nothing herself to resolve the situation with the customers. My family's safety has been threatened by one customer and many more are threatening to sue the company or go to the media. IJA: Because employment law varies from place to place, can you tell me what state this is in?Customer: I no longer have my job, my reputation is being threatened and money was still owed to me. Columbus, OHJA: Is the employment agreement "at will," union, full time or part time?Customer: At will..... independent contractorJA: Anything else you want the lawyer to know before I connect you?Customer: no, just need advisement of how to protect myself

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I live in Phoenix, AZ. I was terminated this past Thursday

I live in Phoenix, AZ.I was terminated this past Thursday by my supervisor. His reasoning was 'differences in management philosophies'. I was written up once for not following his direction but never for anything else. All performance reviews were 'achieve expectations'.Do I have a right to go after compensation for wrongful termination? Clearly there is more to story but overall need to understand my options. When I say more the environment he was creating was very hostile and vendictive.

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Allen M., Esq.

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I'm a County Employee in CA overseeing a county psychiatric

I'm a County Employee in CA overseeing a county psychiatric hospital in a non Union, management position. I have been employed there for 2.5 years. Administration has come to me and said they are re-certifying the facility and that they need me to go on the facility as the Head of Service on the state certification and put my professional license (marriage and family therapist license) on the facility. They said there will be no additional compensation for this at this time. Under my job description, this is not cited as a requirement. Can you tell me as an employee in CA, am I required to put my license on their facility? I want to decline as I'm not comfortable having their facility under my license but I'm encountering some push back. Thank you for your assistance.

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